Today and every day I give thanks to mulch a true generous friend and teacher. magic under leaves composting health mulch is leaf litter debris any carbon or really any organic material you please she feeds the trees cushions the knees supreses the weeds pleases the worms houses microbialal activity sequesters carbon and improves water absorption One […]
Healing through Food, Gardening, Herbs &
Ceremony: Remembering Our Way With Michelle Vesser
Friday, June 26th, 10am – Sunday, June 28th, 4pm
We will gather in the garden to remember our connection with the Earth, the soil, the food that nourishes us, and the healing ways of the plant world. During this hands-on course, […]
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This year I was lucky enough to receive a scholarship to attend the Eco Farm Conference at Asilomar in Pacific Grove. The conference is held at such a beautiful State Park. Some of my favorite speakers I saw were Sandor Katz, famous fermenter and Bill Olkowski; entomologist and local legend in Berkeley. Both of whom have […]
Here are some photos from our first harvest. It has been a beautiful learning experience. What stuck with me the most at the end of the process is that good honey is the result of a hives healthy relationship with nature and the process of getting it from the comb to the table is one […]
For years now, I have heard about and seen others grow the three sisters guild and now I am going to plant the corn, beans and squash that make up the guild. This combination of Native American crops aid and nourish each other . What I have learned about the guild is that […]
I have been helping out at Merritt College over the last few months starting seeds for the plant sale held on May 5th! Come get some beautiful plants of all kinds and support their wonderful horticulture program.
Check out their website for more details.
This morning on my run I found thousands of snails in the neighborhood. The best time to find snails is before the sun comes up and during the wet season. Snails can devour your garden in no time. I collect the snails and feed them to my chickens. The chickens are a bit hesitant […]
It’s been a while since we checked on our 2 hives in the Haight so I went and took a look today on the way to the record store. Both are doing really well (lots of activity) and I think we’re going to have to expand again soon. Hopefully we’ll be able to score […]
This is our coop in progress. We have been working on it for about a month when Carl and I have time off together. We looked at a bunch of designs and decided on this “lean to” model. There is a trap door in the floor leading to an enclosed run if we leave […]